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Sandy Gardner Apple Professional Learning Specialist

Hello. I'm Sandy Gardner, a Digital Education Consultant with over 30 years of experience in education. I'm passionate about transforming learning with technology and believe in staying up-to-date with the latest advances in the field. I'm also an Apple Professional Learning Specialist skilled at supporting all experience levels.

At Insight Education, we are passionate about working with schools and educators to create custom-tailored education programs that meet unique needs and goals. Our team of consultants is skilled in every step of the process, from the conception of the school vision to the implementation and sustainability of new programs. Our approach focuses on developing personalized strategies that embrace the latest technologies, methodologies and pedagogies. Our goal is always to improve the quality of education that schools offer so students can thrive in an ever-changing world.


Master of STEM Education – QUT   (Current)

Graduate Diploma of Education (Curriculum) – QUT   1994

Diploma of Education - QUT  1991


Apple Professional Learning Specialist - 2022

Apple Teacher  2021

Editor - Cengage  2021

Sessional Tutor - Griffith University 2021/22

Sessional Tutor - QUT 

Ashgrove State School   2005 – 2021

Technologies Mentor (Ashgrove State School) 2017 – 2021

Experienced Senior Teacher    2005 – 2021

Teacher 1991 - 2021

Robotics Coach 2020


Each and every session I have had the pleasure to spend with you I have walked away with more inspiration and passion for using iPads. You adjust and adapt your approach based on our needs and abilities and never make out that it is not possible, even if we doubt ourselves. Never have you made out to be the holder of all knowledge but go above and beyond to help us whether you have the answer on hand or need to do more research. You have been a blessing to this program. My students and I are better off for having spent time with you. 


Burpengary Meadows State School QLD 

Sandy played a pivotal role in our school's iPad integration program. Her expertise in educational pedagogy and Apple technology ensured tailored sessions for our teachers, aligning iPad use with individual needs and curriculum requirements. Sandy's personalized approach empowered teachers to explore innovative tools and strategies, fostering a supportive learning environment. Through effective communication and collaboration, she facilitated a seamless integration of iPad applications into their instructional practices. Sandy's dedication and passion for transforming educational experiences were evident throughout her time with us, leaving a lasting impact on our school community. We look forward to being able to have her back in the future.


Ashmore QLD

Working with you Sandy was one of THE BEST decisions our school made when launching into our BYOD program this year! 
Your expert knowledge of the Apps combined with your experience as a Technology based class teacher and your ability to strategize the ‘rollout’ of implementing the use of devices in the curriculum has played a vital role in developing staff capabilities, confidence and inspiration.
Our staff LOVE the sessions as you make it so simple of how to incorporate Apps into learning activities which are easy and engaging. It’s so hands on! The Co-teaching and Coaching sessions you’ve built into our sessions with our teachers have really allowed them to personalise their own journey with the implementation of the program. They really appreciate the “walking alongside” approach you’ve taken with them. PERFECT!
Looking forward to continuing next year.

Verena Jaiswar
Head of Curriculum
Burpengary Meadows State School

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